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Style and Stylistics by Louis Tonko Milic
Free Press, 1967
5.5 x 8.5 x .75 inches

a book art object (art object, book sculpture) in wonderful reds

a rescued, vintage book – in this case, called "Style and Stylistics"

With all my book art objects, the painting on the cover is new and original. Often the art is completely disconnected from the theme of the book. As with varnishing the pages shut, this is part and parcel with recreating the book into something entirely new. It is no longer a book but an art object.

the pages are painted shut (in this case, with red enamel): it is now an art object, meant to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf

it is also meant to be handled – the new cover art is protected by acrylic varnish

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
― Yves Saint-Laurent

“To achieve style, begin by affecting none.”
― E.B. White, The Elements of Style

“When a prisoner of style escapes, it's called an evasion.”
― Mark Twain

A completely original gift for the art and literature lover.

This is a found book; all marks from its history are left untouched.

Packaged in a plastic sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card.

Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.

The dreaming planet is the planet of manufacture, where everything in your life consists of mass-produced gadgets, everything factory-made, which in turn makes you as replaceable as the objects. Instead why not have original art, original objects –– the starter kit for an original life.


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